Items Tagged with "Stuxnet"
February 26, 2013 Added by:Mike Lennon
According to Symantec, Stuxnet Version 0.5, an earlier and less sophisticated version of Stuxnet, was designed to close crucial valves that feed uranium hexafluoride gas into the centrifuges, causing serious damage to the centrifuges and the uranium enrichment system as a whole.
January 29, 2013 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The US and Israel are considered in cyber warfare context to be the most advanced nations, and according the international press they have been been involved in the creation of the first worldwide recognized cyber weapon, Stuxnet, and many other related spy tools kits such as Flame...
October 11, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke
The Stuxnet computer worm of mid-2010 was a huge wake-up call for the energy industry. It also catapulted SCADA from an obscure term to the forefront of industrial security. But nearly two years later, it is unclear if the energy sector is adequately prepared for sophisticated information security threats...
October 02, 2012 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf
For a long time, hackers only targeted the IT systems of offices or individuals. This, however, has changed as the bad guys more frequently go after unconventional targets, like industrial and oil plants, refineries of all kinds, power grids or water utilities...
September 29, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Since last month a new campaign of cyber attacks have hit the Energy sector, all is started with the incidents to Saudi Aramco and RasGas companies, in both cases a malware infected internal networks without impacting on the production systems...
September 07, 2012 Added by:Scot Terban
Pandora’s box has been opened. All the players are taking the field, and many of them may not be ready to play a proper game… Shamoon did it’s thing, but it seems to be more a brute force tool than an elegant piece of code and a slick plan. The blowback though is yet to be determined...
August 30, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon
An international treaty and regulatory body will not gain much traction in the military academies and think tanks around the world. Why restrict a nation’s options in war fighting – especially when cyber weapons are inexpensive and could reduce the overall level of force required to achieve an end goal?
August 29, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle
With all the media hype over Stuxnet, cyber war and cyber weapons – should US citizens be legally allowed to own and use these weapons in accordance with their 2nd Amendment rights? Why shouldn’t Americans be allowed to actively defend themselves against online electronic risks as well as physical threats?
August 28, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
“As a commander in Afghanistan in the year 2010, I was able to use my cyber operations against my adversary with great impact... I was able to get inside his nets, infect his command-and-control, and in fact defend myself against his almost constant incursions to get inside my wire, to affect my operations...”
August 26, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon
Carbon whiskers unleashed to disable transformers? Oh yes. Just a few grams got released into the atmosphere and shorted out transformers throughout the Pacific Northwest. I do not like the idea of kilograms of this escaping the target area. It could be decades before power grids are free of this menace...
August 23, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr
The state of cyber intelligence as it is practiced by infosec professionals and others who are not trained in the science of rigorous analysis is often exponentially worse. Many analysts are missing huge gaps in the threat landscape and are doing a great disservice to their customers and their craft...
August 23, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
In June of 2010 the Stuxnet worm made it’s debut. Joint engineered by the United States and Israel to cripple Iran’s nuclear efforts, it wasn’t long before the worm was altered and turned loose on the internet spawning a number of variations of the original worm and affecting computers around the world...
Why do the likes of McAfee, Symantec, TrendMicro, Microsoft and Bitdefender publish reverse engineering code examples and analysis on cyber espionage and sabotage tools which serve to delay, disrupt, deny, and deceive our enemies from developing nuclear weapons. This is giving aid and comfort to the enemy...
August 15, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon
The trade of conventional weapons is a multi-billion dollar industry. But when it comes to cyber weapons, developed nations have yet to place limits on what kind of offensive software can be sold. It becomes a necessity to begin some kind of international regulatory system for cyber weapons and the prerequisite expertise...
August 14, 2012
ICSA Labs Chief Emerging Threat Researcher Roger Thompson discusses security challenges in the face of ever-evolving cyber threats in the wild. Thompson is a pioneer in combating malware. In 1987, he created Australia’s first anti-virus program after recognizing a trend in malware lifecycles...
August 14, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding
The International Telegraph Union is the world’s telecommunication governing body. The United States is actively resisting them as the governing body. With Kaspersky’s Gauss discovery, the United States’ argument grows weaker. The US recognizes the advantage it has by having de facto control over the internet...